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Recorded crime, 1900 - 98

Recorded crime, 1900-98

Statistics New Zealand

  • Recorded crime rates remained stable through the first half of the 20th Century.
  • Over the past four decades the number of recorded offences has risen markedly.
  • Recorded offences increased by over four times between 1962 and 1995.

Unsolved burglaries, 1978 - 96

Unsolved burglaries, 1978-96

Statistics New Zealand

  • The proportion of unsolved burglaries has increased over time.
  • 88% of burglaries recorded by the police in 1998 were not solved.

The big shifts now in train: Changes in society

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